Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.
We should cease thinking about men as the enemy of children and women.
Would we not do well to have the pleasing of God as our motive rather than to try to elevate ourselves above our brother and outdo another?
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.
Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave.
Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come to being.
I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that’s not too new.